Tea Head ~ Noah Richardson ~ Down Dresser

**All events 21+ — valid ID required for entry**Doors: 7:00 pmShow: 7:30 pmTEA HEADTea Head is an Indie-Alternative Rock band based in Philadelphia, PA. Forming in 2018, Tea Head quickly became a popular name around the DIY music scene. In 2020, Tea Head signed with Freedive Records. Their first album, “Bachelor,” was recorded at Little Brother audio, in West Philly, and was released in October of 2021.https://teahead.bandcamp.com/NOAH RICHARDSON Noah Richardson, (23) is an alt-pop artist out of Philadelphia. Writing music in his funeral home basement, Richardson’s artistry has received interest all over, from NBCs’ “The Voice”’ to Unclear Magazine’s “Next Artist to Watch”. Richardson in less than a year has gone from playing the streets of Philly to playing in front of 15,000 people.  https://open.spotify.com/artist/360NtdnCpSL0T7eyEphdWW?si=iT2GKdvsRCKG1mJSiXIRCA DOWN DRESSEROne mans routine is another mans vicious cycle.Down Dresser are a musical collective originating in the sleepy suburbs of Philadelphia. Typically playing alternative music with inspirations in soul, rock, and psychedelic elements.Hoping to be here awhile, and its wonderful to meet you all.https://downdresser.bandcamp.com/

Veda Rays ~ Frend ~ Mandy Valentine

VEDA RAYSVeda Rays are an alternative rock band which began as a modern extension of traditional dream pop, indie & post punk. The group has since developed a unique voice through several years of steadfast experimentation, making records, and filing through the ranks of the Brooklyn DIY scene. Analog synths, treated samples, and other varied electronic elements add an atmospheric richness. The orchestral flourishes and texturally nuanced sonics oft times broaden the scope unto cinematic heights or tighten the focus down to minimal depths. The lyrics and imagery often explore liminal spaces of abstraction and surreality, channeling subconscious impulses reacting to the present moment.https://vedarays.bandcamp.com/FRENDPost-hardcore heartbreak.  Melodically screaming about hard feelings over angular hooks and heavy grunge.  It’s very cathartic for everyone involved. https://frendtheband.bandcamp.com/ MANDY VALENTINEhttps://mandyvalentine.bandcamp.com/music

Vulturo ~ Jim E. Brown

**All shows 21+ – valid ID required for entry*VULTOROhttps://vultoromusic.com/JIM E. BROWNPoet and Artist/Activist Jim E. Brown’s was born in Manchester on September 10, 2001 just one day before the 911.He is an alcoholic and has several degenerative conditions.https://jimebrown.bandcamp.com/

Starbenders ~ Magic Whatever

*All events are 21+ with valid ID required for entry*Doors: 7 PMShow: 7:30 PMSTARBENDERSAtlanta alt-glam band Starbenders will release their hotly anticipated sophomore album, Love Potions, on February 14 through Sumerian Records, fresh on the heels of 2019’s Japanese Rooms EP and serving as the follow-up to 2016’s Heavy Petting debut album.These are words similar to those which you will read on countless press releases, but there really isn’t anyone else out there doing what Starbenders have been doing since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ‘70s glitter and ‘80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.“It’s really interesting to see it bloom into what it is now,” says Shelter. “I guess us leveling up as far as musicians go, and having to be capable of pivoting — be decisive and be resourceful in the midst of creating as well — has really shaped us. The sound has captured this sort of restless, relentless side of my spirit.”https://www.starbenders.com/MAGIC WHATEVERMagic Whatever is an emerging Alternative Rock solo artist hailing from Los Angeles, California and is the brainchild of singer/songwriter, Trever Stewart. Blending musical elements from Rock, Pop, R&B, & electronic – He tells stories of his past, present, and future to reach out and connect with his audience on a personal level. https://open.spotify.com/artist/1m02BQX2BPiqVzbaxBueXT

Vultoro ~ The Stone Eye ~ People Food

VULTORO (A Violent Daydream album release show)https://vultoromusic.com/THE STONE EYEPhiladelphia’s finest fuzz-fueled prog-sludge rockers. New album “South of the Sun” available now.https://thestonedeye.bandcamp.com/PEOPLE FOODIn a dystopian world of factories and soul crushing jobs, one band will rise above to try and break humanity free from the grip of the stinkys.https://soundcloud.com/user-892818842-798618687  

Local H ~ Rookie

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowLOCAL Hhttp://www.localh.com/ROOKIERookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock-n-roll that’s more at home next to their parents’ battered LPs than on their friends’ streaming playlists. The band’s self-titled debut full-length album deftly reformats the classic rock landscape with blowtorch hooks, enthralling harmonies, evocative touches of cosmic country, and distinctively indie-minded songwriting.https://www.rookietheband.com/

BabyJake

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowBABYJAKEMixing dance music, soft rock, hip-hop, and R&B in a style he calls “urban pop,” singer BabyJake first gained attention for his emotive 2016 single “Little Mess.” In 2018, he re-emerged with the buoyant, feel-good single “Miami.”  Raised in Fort Myers, Florida, BabyJake first began playing guitar around age eight. By the time he was  14, he was performing his own songs, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriters like Crosby, Stills &  Nash, Jackson Browne, and John Mayer, as well as his love of hip-hop and R&B. In 2016, while in college, he issued his debut EP, Little Mess, featuring the yearning title track ballad. Herring also collaborated with producer !KE on a remix of the song that caught on online, generating thousands of plays.  However, finding himself unhappy with college and looking for more creative focus, he decided to take several years off to reevaluate his musical direction.  He eventually relocated to Los Angeles and adopted the stage name BabyJake. In 2018, he returned with the single “Miami,” which showcased his more R&B- and electronic-influenced side that he dubbed “urban pop.” A second BabyJake single, “Cigarettes on Patios,” arrived in June 2019, followed by the EP Don’t Give Me Problems, Give Me Wine, in 2020. http://www.itsbabyjake.com/https://open.spotify.com/artist/07Asx51VtMw5kbNXKrpZlq?si=KeVUjHAyQE-xmXkRq4hBRA

Kowloon Walled City ~ Rid of Me ~ Tangled Up ~ Burial Waves

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*6:30 PM Doors6:45 PM MusicKOWLOON WALLED CITYhttps://kowloonwalledcity.bandcamp.com/ RID OF ME Heavy, melodic noise punk from Philadelphia featuring members of Fight Amp, Low Dose and Tangled Up. Loud and quiet, raw yet honed, Rid Of Me strikes a nerve for anyone wanting to hear melody, emotion and punishing groove filtered through walls of noise and dissonance. https://ridofme.bandcamp.com/TANGLED UPhttps://tangledup.bandcamp.com/ BURIAL WAVES Burial Waves are their own sonic entity, but you can certainly hear not only their individual pedigrees, but the history of their hometown in their collective output. Their initial foray into the public sphere began in early 2020 with a video of their live multi-media performance of “Cinema Shame.” The song starts with a steady, driving guitar line supplemented by a syncopated drum pattern. A grimy bass line and ethereal guitar round out the instrumentation, giving the song a heavily anchored rhythm section and helium-grade atmospherics. Durfey completes the picture with his impassioned vignette of a couple watching the history of their relationship unfold as distanced spectators. “Cinema Shame” is an apt introduction to Burial Waves’ sound—an amalgam of amp-worshipping heaviness and synesthesia-inducing space rock with a slight edge of cathartic recklessness. https://burialwaves.bandcamp.com/

Cola

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowCOLACola is a new project from former Ought members Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy formed with US Girls drummer Evan Cartwright. “Blank Curtain” provides an exciting hint of the way the new project picks up some of the threads of the pair’s earlier work and weaves them into engaging new shapes, constructing a driving tangle of guitars around an arresting performance from Darcy. “What started as stripped-down open D songwriting with a CR-78 soon became a full album and new band. We wanted to see how far we could stretch our compositions with just drums, one guitar, one bass, and one voice.Blank Curtain is a quarter note kick drum pushing 240 bpm, a drone-like chord progression, and declarative vocals cutting through the haze. If you could invert the color of the Blank Curtain, you might have something like a Chicago house track that sounds like a band in a room.”

Bilmuri ~ Jacketless at Silk City

*Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry* *Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*BILMURIhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCitCLzbYaHek0M0SM9ZyCewJACKETLESShttps://www.jacketlessband.com/ In accordance with Philadelphia’s citywide mandate, attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to all Dave Kiss Presents events. Please note that negative PCR / antigen test results will not be accepted. We ask that you bring your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone. Full vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. NO REFUNDS will be dispersed if you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination. All Dave Kiss Presents events will be presented in accordance with city & state guidelines and requirements as of the date of the event, which could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures. Any updated protocols will be included in your ticket reminder email closer to the event date.